Treatment of subfoveal choroidal neovascularization secondary to choroidal nevus using photodynamic therapy

Jaime Levy, Marina Shneck, Itamar Klemperer, Tova Lifshitz

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Abstract

A 52-year-old man sought treatment for decreased vision in his right eye for 3 weeks. Visual acuity was 20/120. Examination revealed an elevated choroidal nevus at the posterior pole. Fluorescein and indocyanine green angiographies disclosed fibrovascular pigment epithelial detachment extending under the fovea. The patient was treated by two sessions of photodynamic therapy with verteporfin. Visual acuity improved to 20/40. The fibrovascular pigment epithelial detachment area diminished and the fovea is clear of lesion. Seven months after the last treatment, visual acuity remains stable. Photodynamic therapy with verteporfin could be an effective option for treating subfoveal choroidal neovascularization secondary to choroidal nevus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-345
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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